Le Silence de la mer (1947 film)
Le Silence de la Mer (The Silence of the Sea) is a 1949 film by Jean-Pierre Melville that takes place in 1941 and concerns a Frenchman (w:fr:Jean-Marie Robain) and his niece (Nicole Stéphane),'s relationship with a German lieutenant von Ebrennac (Howard Vernon), who lives in their house during the German occupation of France. Melville based the film on the 1942 book of the same name by Jean Bruller (under the name Vercors) and actually filmed inside of Vercors' own home outside of Paris. The film has been described as an "anti-cinematographic" film due to the unique method of narration used to give voice to the (mostly) silent Frenchman and his niece.[citation needed] It was made shortly after Melville was demobbed from the Resistance and is one of several films made by Melville on the French Resistance, along with Léon Morin, prêtre and L'armée des ombres.
The film, 'is coloured by Melville's experiences of the sacrifices and the painful moral intransigence that resistance demands.' An unnamed Frenchman and his niece are obliged to provide lodgings for a German officer and register their resistance by refusing to speak to him. Maintaining their silence becomes harder as the officer, von Ebrennac, talks to them, and reveals a decency and his own doubts about the war. "He's clearly related to von Stroheim's sympathetic commandant in Renoir's La Grande Illusion, a figure whose loyalty is to something greater than nationalism. His unwilling hosts-[and]the echo chamber [of] their mute opposition makes him question both himself and his mission."
"Melville made the film on a very small budget. It's a remarkably assured apprentice work. Melville and his cameraman Henri Decae show considerable cinematic technique: despite much of the film taking place in a single room, they avoid any sort of claustrophobia." Both von Ebrennac's monologues and the extensive voiceover mean that, the title notwithstanding, there is a significant amount of talk.

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Le Silence de la mer est un film de Jean-Pierre Melville sorti en 1947 et adapté de la nouvelle de Vercors. Œuvre d'adaptation mais œuvre cinématographique à  ...
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Le Silence De La Mer (The Silence Of The Sea) [VHS] (1947)
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This quasi-existential reading of the Resistance and the endorsement of this film as the film of the Resistance have come about ... Written in hiding in 1941, Vercors published his book, Le Silence de la mer, in 1943. ... Melville made it in 1947 without the permission of the pre-censorship board (by then located with the CNC).
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